Scheduling Profile-Specific Device Updates

From the Mobile Device Server profile, you can schedule profile-specific updates for your mobile devices. When you configure a Mobile Device Server update, you have the following options:

Event type

Select a one-time event, a recurring event, or a post‑synchronization event. A post-synchronization event will take place after each synchronization between the Enterprise Server and the Mobile Device Server. This ensures that each time the Server is updated, the devices are as well.

Time Constraints

Set the start time and, if desired, the end time for the event.

Allow the mobile device user to override the update

Creates a prompt when the update is scheduled to occur that allows the mobile device user to override the update.

Delete orphaned packages during the update

Causes packages that have been orphaned to be removed from the device. A package is considered orphaned if it has been deleted from the Avalanche Console, if the software profile it belongs to has been disabled, or if the package has been disabled.

Force package synchronization during the update

Causes the Mobile Device Server to verify the existence and state of each file of each package individually rather than consulting the meta-file which would normally provide information on those files.

To schedule a profile-specific device update:

1   From the Profiles tab, click on the Mobile Device Server profile from the Available Profile panel.
2   The Mobile Device Server Profile Details page appears. Click Edit.
3   In the Device Update Schedule panel, click New.
4   The New Device Server Update dialog box appears. Select the event type. If you select Recurring Event, determine whether the update occurs on either a daily or weekly basis. If you select Weekly from this list, you must also select the day on which the update occurs.
5   Set the start date and time.

Note:   If you chose a post-synchronization event, the start and stop time options do not apply.

6   If desired, enable the Stop if not completed by option. Set the stop date and time. Selecting an end time is not required.
7   Enable the other update options as desired.
8   Click Save.

The update appears in the Device Update Schedule panel.

Note:   Many mobile devices incorporate a sleep function to preserve battery life. If a device is asleep, you must “wake” it before it can receive a server-initiated update from Avalanche. Wake-up capability is dependent on the type of wireless infrastructure you are using and the mobile device type. Contact your hardware and/or wireless provider for details.


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